Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Caste-based discrimination: a salient risk in the garment and leather supply chains in South Asia

Feb 21, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Side Sessions


by Arisa (Advocating Rights in South Asia), together with the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN), Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), Rights, Education and Development Centre (READ) – India, and the Together for Decent Leather consortium "In South Asia, caste-based discrimination permeates every aspect of society, including the business sphere, therefore affecting the garment and leather supply chain. The session will share information on how caste-based discrimination displays itself on the workfloor in South Asia and participants will be equipped with tools to take action to protect and remedy human rights violations stemming from caste-based discrimination in their operations and supply chains.